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Running Boston: One Year Later

The scenes from the 118th Boston Marathon present a dichotomy of what was and what will be.

Austin Teacher Uniting Staff with The Run to the Sun Relay to Support Student

Teams of six to 10 people begin at Enchanted Rock in Fredricksburg and finish’s at Murchison Middle School in Austin.

More “Fittest Dogs”—Workout Warriors

AFM has profiled a group of pets from our “Fittest Dogs” contest that benefit from their owners’ fit lifestyles. Have you seen them at your gym or workout?

Secret Swimming Weapon for Triathletes: Train in the Four Competitive Strokes

Cross training by swimming diversified workouts is a useful tool for a triathlete to gain strength, endurance, and confidence in the pool.

Advice from the FITTEST

Stephanie Flores (Body by Frame) will be the instructor for AFM’s next free workout on April 6 at lululemon athletica in the Domain.

Training With a Purpose

Competitions like AFM FITTEST are opportunities to train weaknesses into strengths.

Fun Facts about Noses

Dogs and humans both have noses, but they differ greatly.

Developmental Exercises Give Good Returns

Applying SMARTset circuit training with these three movement strategies can pay big dividends in strength and power, just in time for the 2014 AFM FITTEST.

A Go-To Loop for Cycling Central Austin

MapMyFitness ambassador Nathanial Friedman loves a coffee and snack along with his ride. Here’s his go-to 20-miler.

AFM Equipment Review: What’s This, and What’s It Do?

Personal trainer Andy Rivadeneira reviews four pieces of fitness equipment: ARC Trainer, Concept 2 Row Machine, Ab Carver Pro, and Prowler Sled

Rookie Stumbles on the Path to a Lifetime of Success

Failing at your first triathlon may actually be the best thing that ever happens in your sporting life.

Strategic Supplementation: Get the most from your food

Preventative Veterinary Medicine for Active Central Texas Pets

There are several diseases that can make otherwise fun outdoor activities risky; fortunately, they’re preventable with a few precautionary steps.

The Pulse: April 2014

Pets Can Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

Interacting with pets can provide physical and psychological benefits for the elderly.

Austin High-Rise Living with Pets

Two of Austin’s high-rise buildings make sure to keep their tenants’ pets in style.

FAQ April 2014

Questions submitted by readers, answered by AFM staff

Dogs Detecting Cancer

The Pine Street Foundation, a nonprofit cancer research group in San Anselmo, Calif., has trained five dogs to sniff out cancer.

Get Moving with Texas’ Million Mile Month

It’s easy to get moving with the Million Mile Month initiative, a nonprofit focused on bringing fitness to Texas.

Snacking for Charity

Food companies are turning profits into meals for kids in at-risk countries.

Young idea results in adult outcome with Camp Spark

Since its inception in Dallas in 2010, Camp Spark has expanded throughout the United States into nine cities and serves approximately 300 kids.

Appeal to your canine carnivore with raw foods

A balanced raw diet consists of approximately 80 percent muscle meat and bones, 10 percent organ meat, and 10 percent vegetables.

Can Losing Weight Help with Infertility?

Increasing fertility can involve multiple techniques and professionals, but basic fitness plays an important role.

Dog Grooming 101

Tips for enjoying bath time with your pup.

Dove Springs Initiative Inspires Family Fitness

Saving Dogs through RuffTail Running

Austin’s RuffTail Running works to find shelter dogs forever homes through the benefits of running

Amazon Express Pioneer: West Hansen

Austinite West Hansen paddled the entire Amazon River, from source to Atlantic Ocean.

Fit Finds: Sandals

Longer days, higher temperatures beg for life without socks.

Healthy Bits

Engine 2’s Top Ten Plant-Strong Vegetables

Rip Esselstyn provides his go-to vegetables to add nutrients to any meal.

2014 AFM Fittest Dogs

Whether climbing trees, swimming creeks, navigating agility courses, or being loving companions, these active dogs are AFM’s pick of the pack.

Sustainable Food Center Recipe: Wasabi Edamame Hummus

Serve as a spicy dip or sandwich spread.

Summer Leagues Give Way to Year-Round Specialization

As more youth athletes focus on one sport, the need for physical fitness training increases.

Goal-Setting Promotes Progress

Developing focus, discipline, and a strong sense of self-worth can lead to success in swimming.

Rethinking Your Year-Round Approach to Training, Racing

Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe gives advice for breaking through training plateaus by doing something different.